Friday, February 17, 2012

Lousy weather allows little digging.

Weather has been cold and rainy over the past two weeks and I have only managed about 5 hours of digging at random locations. I just couldn't handle the 30 degree temperatures with wind for more than 30 minutes, and my detector isn't waterproof.

When I did manage to get outside, the weather was beautiful.

I love Texas sunsets.

Anyway, here is part of my junk haul:

As you can see, lots more pulltabs and foil than before. I found out from other metal detectors that the metal detector lumps gold rings into the same categories as foil and pulltabs. If I wanna get the gold, I gotta start digging more trash! What I really wasn't excited to find were the razorblades. Luckily I wear gloves when I did my holes.

I did dig this cool looking thing. I think it is part of a candle stick. It is a little corroded and crusty, almost like the zinc pennies around here tend to be:

You can see what looks like a lion head in this picture. There is also a line right down the center, which makes me think it was stamped or something:

I also dug this fencepost "topper". It is so big and heavy:

What amazes me about something like this is that it was only one inch below the surface, laying on the side. How does one drop and lose something like this?

Lastly, here is the coin and jewelry haul:

Not too shabby, I guess. No wheats or silver this time, though. And the jewelry was just kids stuff.

Hopefully the weather will allow me to get out and do some digging. It is currently raining and will continue through Saturday, but Sunday is supposed to be sunny.

I can't believe I'm still after my first silver coin! So frustrating!

In an upcoming post, I'll show you the new gram scale I received in the mail. You can see how much my silver finds weigh!

Don't stop digging!


  1. I like that old candlestick-whatsit. I have a jar full of stuff like that.

    I am always surprised that people find way more clad than I do. If I find a quarter on any of my hunts, I am doing good.

    1. The F2 is a clad machine. With the pinpoint feature anything 1-4 inches below the surface is easy money.

      I also tend to "coinpop" these shallow coins with a flathead screwdriver, which has sped up item recovery time significantly. Anything below 5 inches I have to plug and dig.